Landon Dickerson, Najee Harris, and Evan Neal looked like that as high schoolers. It is funny, in a
By Smartwater on 10:07:41 01/13/21
[In reply to "Curious about comments by several posters yesterday re: Bama's players appeared bigger/more (m)" by GST64, posted at 09:50:46 01/13/21]
sport of large dudes, how some guys just are bigger than big guys. There are many 6'6" 325 dudes in NFL training camps, but Landon Dickerson makes them look small and he is the same size. How and where the weight and length is makes a big difference. Orlando Pace wasn't the tallest or heaviest guy in the league but he had a physique that made him dwarf other large dudes. So for Alabama, Alex Leatherwood walked on campus as an 18 year old and turned the heads of every single upperclassmen on the team. He is just a different kind of 6'5" 320.
: and more muscular than Buckeyes as they lined up. Raises the questions as to their use of performance enhancing drugs (i.e steroids), or even a legal performance tonic. I am not an expert on this topic, but the guy who is, is Mickey Maroti. Would be very interested to hear his take on this question? His strength and conditioning protocol seems very advanced. Are they doing something he is not aware of?
: Interesting historical perspective on the topic. It was as I recall the 1988 Rose Bowl, Michigan vs. ASU. On TV the Michigan players looked like midgets compared to ASU as they lined up together. Schembechler noticed it as well. After the game (which they lost) he complained they were on steroids. Then when Cooper arrived at OSU the following spring I recall him saying that he had something like a dozen players